Living Collection Virtual Herbarium

Ranunculaceae
Ranunculus  ficaria L.

Verified by: Temperate sect. 15 May 2013
Notes: Verified with Flora Europaea vol 1 ed 2. Leaves cordate with dentate margin. Inflorescence several flowered . Perianth of 5 yellow petals and a few greenish sepals. Carpels many globular on swollen receptacle. Stamens many. Was mixed with Caltha palustris L. 1972-1578 which are superficially very look alike.

flower bud flower bud

flower flower

perianth perianth

gynoecium gynoecium

honey-leaf honey-leaf

nectary nectary

gynoecium gynoecium

flower section flower section

carpels carpels
carpel section carpel section achenes achenes node node
stem cross section stem cross section adaxial leaf surface adaxial leaf surface abaxial leaf surface abaxial leaf surface

flowering branch

flower

flower
flower
flower